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six months since ed snowden revealed the effort ops the national security agency phones' now congressman roger is investigating whether ed snowden was working alone or whether other governments may have played a role. catherine herridge is in washington. other governments to whom is he referring here? >> if you take a close review of the nasa nasa -- national security agency leaked documents they talk about the works overseas, and the chairman of the house intelligence committee, who gets regular brief examination -- briefings, says there is now evidence suggesting edward snowden had helped when he downloaded 200,000 documents. >> we know he did some things capability wise that were beyond his capabilities, meaning he used someone else's help to steal things from the people of the united states, classified information, information we use to keep america safe. >> and the former head of the nsa and said that his activities have permanently damaged u.s. security. >> it's very, very hard. this is the -- this is catastrophic for the safety and security of the american nation. what
security agency tracking cell phone locations gathering 5 billion records a day. evidently americans' cell phones overseas aren't being repd. more from edward snowden. joining me justice correspondent pete williams. pete, this is collecting data. then if they want to they can do back and see where your cell phone was used. is that basically -- they are not tracking us overseas in realtime when we use our cell phones? >> the term "tracking" used to describe is something of a misnomer, it's not realtime. it's storing the record of where the cell phone was when the call was made. as you say, this was outside united states. the nsa does this the capability to gather data inside but it has not, chosen not to do it but it does track it outside the u.s. it's part of what is in the database of phone calls. go back and try to reconstruct where someone was or try to develop relationships, see who was in a certain place where maybe something bad happened, who was around a person the time the call was made, that data. they say it's valuable to gather information on suspected terror cells overseas. as
're trying to eliminate. >> when you saw the story about the national security agency, basically patrolling all of the cell phones in the world, basically, a lot of young people point to the privacy requirements. they don't like to be part of anything collecting information. health care, is this going to be one of the detriments to people signing up, they want to keep their privacy? >> health care is entirely different. it's similar to seniors who sign up for medicare or people who file their taxes. you know, there are a whole bunch of things where you're providing information to the government, it's protected, it's governed by a whole series of law. nsa is a broader issue and, you're right, young people are rightly sensitive to the needs to preserve their privacy and to maintain internet freedom and, by the way, so am i. that's part of not just our first amendment rights and expectations in this country but it's particularly something that young people care about because they spend so much time texting and, you know, instagraming and, you know -- >> whatever. >> something is coming up ever
they understand the need for the national security agency to protect american citizens, they think the snooping has gone too far. plus, of course, it's bad for business. the companies have been getting hammered with consumer complaints ever since leaked documents revealed the extent to which the nsa tracks internet and cell phone communications. according to the "washington post" the latest document dump showed the agency collects about five billion cell phone records a day. >>> coming up on "the lead," take football and snow, lots of snow, mix in a dash of lesean mccoy, what do you get? well, dare i say perfection. highlights from the craziest sunday in recent memory, next. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief, and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infectio
commerce, national security agency, this is never happening. >> security implications of this challenging. with respect to security, there are requirements for checking out the background of persons who operate these vehicles, delivery systems in addition to delivering the 9 packages to your front door they could deliver small weapons benign pa your front door they could deliver small weapons systems. this will be challenge dennis: getting a lot of pr out of this. thanks for being with us. cheryl: after a terrible date have you ever wanted to warn other women or men about going out with zak person? now there is an apps for doing that. we should explain what this is, just for women. >> an application that is wildly popular that allows women to rate men and not only raid them but on a 1-10 scale. the issue is there are privacy concerns, reputation concerns. i talked to the lulu ceo about a lot of these, what the numbers are behind it. >> we are just focusing, we are very young so we are focused on building the best possible experience moving into new verticals, new markets and trying to rea
the lesser of two evils. good evening, katherine. >> reporter: the national security council staff and the intelligence agencies are referring all questions about the u.s. government's contacts with syria to the state department where today a spokesperson tries to play down direct talks as old news. >> we've been engaging with the broad section for a long time. it's been ongoing. of course we're incredibly concerned about the terrorist threat in syria. we've made that very clear. that's why we talk to the opposition all the time. >> reporter: as first reported by the "wall street journal" the u.s. and gulf nations are engaging with islamist groups in order to strengthen those who are not directly linked to the al qaeda franchises in syria. while these groups including the newly organized islamic front are not members of al qaeda, they still fly the black flag and support the establishment of an islamic state within syria, which runs counter to democratic principles. as for the syrian president assad, who's agreed to send a delegation to january peace talks in geneva, switzerland, d
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